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Freddie Mercury's Birthday Was Better Than Ours Will Ever Be — We get it: Birthdays are important. But when you have the will, the location, and the $$$, a birthday can become a major blowout. Just take a cue from Queen frontman, the late Freddie Mercury, who threw his historic 41st birthday party in Ibiza in '87 at the Pikes Hotel. His famous no-budget shindig pulled out every stop, from flamenco dancers to an endless flow of Champagne. Although, as the story goes, according to Ibiza Rocks, practically nothing went according to plan. While the Pikes Hotel scrambled to pick up the pieces of squashed birthday cake and battled electrical problems, Mercury and his approximate 700 guests enjoyed one of the most epic parties, ever.
George Michael Does Ibiza — Because, if Mercury's shindig didn't prove Pikes Hotel is where it's at, this Wham! video might do it. What'd you say, George? "Club Tropicana, drinks are free"? Then, we'll make it two.
Grace Jones Throws A Ku — While Ibiza's massive nightlife destination, Ku, is no more, in the '80s it was the place to be on the island. The extravagant and elaborate parties were the work of Faruk Gandji, and drove in major celebrities and designers, including, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino Garavani. Of course, the Ku also understood that it's really never a party without Grace. (Hint: skip to 1:25)